NCGE recognizes educators and advocates who have made outstanding contributions to geography education. Awards are given for teaching, research, and service. Award nomination materials are submitted online. Winners are announced over the summer and recipients are recognized at a special ceremony during NCGE’s annual conference.
Congratulations to all of the outstanding 2020 NCGE award winning educators!
|George J Miller Award for Distinguished Service to Geographic Education||Janet Stuhrenberg Smith, Shippensburg University|
|K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award||Sergio Z. de Alba, R. M. Miano Elementary
Naomi Mayer, Hooker Public Schools
Christina Marsett, William Penn High School
Benjamin Lewis, Brenham Middle School
Josh Williams, Westwood High School
Jessica Rose Pittman, Clear Lake High School
Celeste Reynolds, Mashpee Middle High School
|Outstanding Support for Geography Education Award||Kurt Butefish, Tennessee Geographic Alliance|
|Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award||Carmen P. Brysch, Texas A&M University
Solange Muñoz, University of Tennessee
Thomas Barclay Larsen, University of Northern Iowa
|AP Human Geography Distinguished Teaching Award||Amanda Killough, Flower Mound High School
William Deardoff, Bennington Public Schools
Cristi Kemp, York Comprehensive High School
Click below to watch the 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony
The NCGE 2021 Awards Nomination period is open until October 1, 2021. All nominations must be submitted by this date for consideration.
Service and Teaching Awards
Nominees and Nominators must be NCGE members at the time of application. NCGE will only accept one nominee per nominator in any award category. NCGE reserves the right to not make an award in any given year. There may be more than one winner in any category. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Previous award winners are ineligible.
George J. Miller Award for Distinguished Service to Geographic Education
Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Awards
AP Human Geography Distinguished Teaching Award
Outstanding Support for Geography Education Award
Brunn Innovations in Geography Award
K-12 Distinguished Teaching Awards
Research Grant Awards
Applicants must be NCGE members at the time of application. NCGE reserves the right not to make an award in any given year. Applicants should following the application directions provided.